Patient Population

Patients from the immediate metropolitan area, from surrounding communities as well as the geographic region, present a variety of both common and rare medical conditions requiring the latest in medical care. UK HealthCare serves not only Lexington, but also the area extending from central Kentucky in the west to West Virginia in the east, and from the Ohio River in the north to northeastern Tennessee in the south. The clinical facilities at the University of Kentucky offer modern, attractive, state-of-the-art units all contiguously located on the university campus.


Facilities and Resources

The University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital provides facilities and resources to include the following: a clinical immunology laboratory, nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and facilities for DECT and joint imaging, including CT, MRI, and ultrasound. Other resources include bone densitometry, rehabilitation services with both physical and occupational therapy, electrophysiology lab, pathology lab, and numerous research labs. 

UK Chandler Hospital Exterior
UK HealthCare encompasses four hospitals with a total of 965 licensed beds.

Pavilion A and UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare's Pavilion A is a 1.2 million-square-foot facility with a 569-bed capacity that includes eight state-of-the art intensive and coronary care units. There are inpatient services for all the surgical subspecialties, pediatrics, and for obstetrics and gynecology in addition to those for internal medicine on UK's campus.

The hospital is the site of a magnetic resonance imaging facility capable of the latest in structural and spectroscopic MRI analysis. A gamma knife facility affords neurosurgery patients access to the newest techniques for intracranial disease. There are separate intensive care units for pediatrics, neonatalogy, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, and general surgery, as well as the only Level 1 Trauma Center for central and eastern Kentucky. An National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical research center facilitates the inpatient clinical research programs of college faculty. Kidney, lung, heart, and liver transplant procedures are performed in the University Hospital.

Kentucky Clinic

Also connected to the University's hospital, the Kentucky Clinic is where outpatient primary care as well as subspecialty consultative services are provided to our patients. There are over one million ambulatory clinic visits at University locations each year.

Lexington Clinic

Located a short distance from the University of Kentucky Medical Center, this private practice group has one rheumatologist that is also adjunct faculty at the College of Medicine Division of Rheumatology at the University of Kentucky. Fellows will have the opportunity to gain experience in this private practice rheumatology setting for up to two months during the second year of their fellowship.

Good Samaritan

UK Good Samaritan Hospital is an acute-care facility with 180 licensed beds. Founded in 1888, the hospital has a long tradition of providing exceptional patient care in a community-hospital atmosphere. Its acquisition in July 2007 by UK HealthCare added the resources of a major health care system.

Collaborators in Teaching

Roman Deniskin, MD, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Assistant Professor

Madhumathi Rao, MD, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Professor, Bone and Mineral

Julie M Chase, MD, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Assistant Professor

Pai-Yue “Patty” Lu, MD, MSc

Positions Held:
  • Assistant Professor
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology